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  • v. To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.
  • v. To criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.
  • v. To find something or someone after searching for a long time.
  • v. To lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.
  • v. To read quickly a list or other short text.
  • v. To reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
  • v. deplete
  • v. pursue until captured
  • v. examine hastily
  • v. injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
  • v. move downward
  • v. trace


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  • If I should never see you on earth, Father and the family all, Try and meet me in Heaven where there will be no pain-where our eyes shall run down no more with tears, where the wicked cease from trowbling and the weary are forever at rest.

    Franklin County: Franklin Rosenbery to John Abraham Rosenbery (father), October 28, 1863

  • Milkmaids run down mountain passes, dragging kites behind them.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • When she saw Miss Thelma run down the block in her slippers, Celeste cringed.

    Surrender the Dark

  • In violent coughing especially when a person is half - choked, the face becomes purple, the veins distended, the orbicular muscles strongly contracted, and tears run down the cheeks.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Mortals, every one, their fast-paced hearts a trilling cascade of notes, like a two-handed cocktail run down a piano keyboard, in comparison to the slow, bass boom of his own heart.

    Etched in Bone

  • Among the hills that run down to Sayler's Creek most of his men are captured.


  • Trevegg was in danger of being run down by two of the bull elkryn.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • With the emergency behind him, Washington sought to run down the source of the near-mutiny.

    Robert Morris

  • That was where they walked up the sleigh-smoothed urin-yellowed road along the river with the steep pine hills, skis heavy on the shoulder, and where they ran that great run down the glacier above the Madlener-haus, the snow as smooth to see as cake frosting and as light as powder and he remembered the noiseless rush the speed made as you dropped down like a bird.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Beverly felt a drop of icewater run down her back.

    Death in Winter


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